Henri Junghaenel wins Gold in the Rifle Prone event in Rio

Image Credits: ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun (Photo by Nicolo Zangirolami)
Germany’s Henri Junghaenel won his fourth World Cup Gold in the Rifle Prone event at the ISSF World Cup Stage in Rio de Janeiro with a score of 210.0 points.
The ISSF Shooter of the Year in 2013 won his final beating Warren Potent of Australia, who won the World Cup Gold at World Cup stage in Bangkok (THA) last month.
Henri’s spectacular performance was second to only his World record performance at Munich three years back and that too by only 1.2 points. However the difference between the gold and silver was 2.1 between him and Potent.
The 1988 born shooter and the Australian, both showcased their shooting skills and brilliance in the finals where the German scored 13 times 10.5 or better while Potent missed the 10th-ring only twice to end the final at 210.0 and 207.9 respectively.

Speaking about his performance post the medal ceremony, Junghaenel said, “It definitely was a good day for me. I started off a little bit on the right, but once I fixed that the final was pretty awesome.”

Further he added, “After I placed sixth in Bangkok I made some adjustments, but I didn’t expect a win here. I’m pretty happy about it!”

“It’s been a great final. No doubt about that. The range need some minor fixes, but you can already say it’s a good range,” concluded the German.

Steven Pletikosic of Serbia finished as third with a score of 186.2. His last World Cup medal in this event was a Gold in Rio de Janeiro in 2008.



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